Shhhh. Don’t tell the Minx but
I’ve Santa’s been shopping for a dolls house for her. Although I know full well that at the moment she would be most happy with some horrific Barbie affair, I wanted to get her something a more funky and cool, that she would appreciate more as she grew older. And let’s face it, this present is just as much for me as it is for her.
So the last few days I’ve been surfing round the rather exciting world of modern dolls houses.
Here are the ones I didn’t end up getting.
Designed Laurie Simmons for PMW Architects. I have wanted one of these ever since I first saw them but for some unfathomable reason they’ve been discontinued and are now only available on Ebay if you’re lucky. I may still have to buy one for myself one day.
Minimii Arne Jacobsen House
Minimii was founded by a Danish design duo who were looking for a contemporary dolls house and decided to build one based on Arne Jacobsen’s own villa in Charlottenlund.
The company will also be producing mini Arne Jacobsen furniture. Unfortunately the products are not yet available (due early 2010 and it looks from their website like they may be horrifically expensive).
The Dolls House Emporium – Ocean Drive
For a brief moment we considered braving the huge shipping costs and buying this from the UK. Fortunately it is not available to ship the US.
Plan Toys Green Dollhouse
Somewhat less esoteric is this dolls house which features its own wind turbine, solar panel and recycling bins. Not that the Minx would have any clue what to do with these features. We did consider this one, but in the end decided that, while it would be perfect for her now, it might seem a bit babyish in a couple of years.
We got something else in the end. I am beyond excited about it. Seriously and not sarcastically. More tomorrow.